The Comic-Con season is in full swing, and it feels freaking good! There are so many great conventions heading our way. From Star Wars Celebration to NYCC there are some that are a must every year for Star Wars fans. One of those conventions you need to add to that list is ICCC in Nashville, Tennessee. Thanks to showrunner Michael Havens this convention seems to grow and grow every year, and this year is no different. Taking place April 29th through May 1st ICCC will host an epic Star Wars lineup fans will not want to miss. From the Original Trilogy to The Clone Wars ICC has you covered. You can check out the Offical lineup below.
ICCC Star Wars Lineup
- Anthony Daniels: C-3PO – Daniels is the only actor to have appeared in all 11 Star Wars feature films. He also starred in Star Wars: Holiday Special, Droids, The Clone Wars, Rebels, and many more.
- Ian McDiarmid: Emperor Palpatine – Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, The Rise of Skywalker, and Rebels
- Mike Quinn: Nien Nunb, Ree-Yees, and Sy Snootles – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker. Quinn was also worked as an animator on Attack of the Clones.
- Stephen Costantino: Gamorrean Guard – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. He has also appeared in Zomb-G: Get Bit or Get Ate and My Saga.
- Julian Glover: With a career spanning more than 60 years, Julian Glover has lent his acting talent to nearly 200 productions in film, television, and on stage. One of his most well-known roles was as General Maximilian Veers in Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.
- Trevor Butterfield: played a Stormtrooper and an Imperial Officer in Star Wars, Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. He subsequently played the roles of Bossk, Lieutenant Blount, a Calamari warrior, the Rancor Keeper’s assistant Giran, and a Stormtrooper in Star Wars, Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi.
- Sean Crawford: Played Yak Face and a Mon Calamari Officer in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, will be back this April to meet fans at ICCC 2022. His Power of the Force Yak Face figure — one of the coveted “last 17” Star Wars action figures — might be elusive to collectors, but Crawford won’t be.
The Clone Wars
- Ashley Eckstein: the actress who brought our beloved Ahsoka Tano to life in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars feature film and TV series and Star Wars: Rebels.
- James Arnold Taylor: He is the voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Plo Koon in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Leonardo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He has also announced that ICCC will be the only convention he will be doing in the future.
- Matt Lanter: Known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lanter has a storied career in acting, voice-acting, and theater that has spanned nearly two decades. His recent credits include Star Wars Rebels, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, Lego Star Wars, Disney Infinity, and Star Wars: Battlefront.
- Anna Graves: Brought the Star Wars character Satine Kryze Duchess of Mandalore to life in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. She also performed the voices of several characters in Star Wars: Rebels.
The Star Wars Sequels.
- Clem So: So appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Kenner Star Wars Toys
- Tom Osborne: Osborne is a noted industrial designer, conceptualist, illustrator, and wordsmith. He has contributed to some of the most iconic brands in the toy industry. While Director of Design at Kenner, Osborne led designers, sculptors, and soft good designers in the creation and execution of such powerful product lines as Star Wars, Care Bears, Ghostbusters, Strawberry Shortcake, Play-Doh, Centurions, M.A.S.K. and many others.
- Stephen Geddes: Geddes joined Kenner as an in-house sculptor in 1977, which coincided with Kenner’s acquisition of the toy rights for “Star Wars.” As a result, his early work involved sculpting, mold making, and casting hard copies for the Star Wars line. His first project was the Dianoga Trash Monster. Over the next few years, he would sculpt Walrus Man, the Tauntaun, the Dewback, Hoth Luke, the Hoth Rebel Soldier, Han Solo, the Dagobah playset, Lando Calrissian, the Rancor, Luke Jedi, and Chief Chirpa Ewok among many others.
- Jim Swearingen: In 1976, Swearingen was working in Kenner’s preliminary design group when his boss, Dave Okada, came in with a script and some photographs from a new movie called “Star Wars.” Jim took the script home and read it. The next day he insisted Okada lock himself in his office and read it. “We have to do this,” he told him. “We have to make these toys.” From 1976-79, Star Wars became Swearingen’s baby.
- Kim Simmons: Simmons the celebrated photographer who shot most of the imagery of the vintage Star Wars toy line produced by Kenner. In 1982, Kim created and shot a large-scale Hoth Battle Scene for Kenner and continued shooting Star Wars products until Hasbro’s Episode I line when Hasbro left Cincinnati in 2001.
- Nancy Flanigan: Nancy began working for Kenner in 1975 after earning a BFA from the University of Cincinnati. Kenner was still housed in their old factory building on Sycamore Street. As a Sculptor Trainee, Nancy started in the Model Shop, where models and molds were made to create working samples of toys for Toy Fair. This intro to toy production was invaluable knowledge for a sculptor.
- Tim Effler: Effler has been in the creative development business for over 40 years and is currently writing a book about his contribution to Kenner’s Star Wars toy line. More recently, as Director of Advanced Concepts at Hasbro, he contributed to many of their most successful lines including Star Wars, Batman, Ghost Busters, and the Jurassic Park logo concept and toy lines.
- Timothy Zahn (author) is known for creating the character Thrawn: Wrote Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, Thrawn, Thrawn Alliances, Thrawn Ascendancy.
WHAT IS THE ICCC
The ICCC is a sci-fi fan and collecting convention for everyone that collects vintage and modern toys and collectibles, loves meeting stars from our generation’s greatest film and TV franchises and enjoys gathering together with a global community to celebrate the stories we all love and cherish. ICCC features hundreds of vendors from across the nation and around the world; dozens of guest stars signing autographs and taking photos with you from franchises like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Power Rangers, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and more; movie props, cosplayers, droid builders, comic books, video game tournaments, fan groups, podcasters, artists, live music and much, much more.
You can learn more and get your tickets to ICCC by clicking here.
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